Bookings are now open for the 2005 Mardi Gras Film Festival, Queer Screen’s annual cinematic celebration of our lives.

The full program is included inside this week’s Sydney Star Observer: a dazzling selection of features, short films and documentaries from around the world.

Highlights this year include the Hong Kong lesbian love story Butterfly, Bruce LaBruce’s latest tongue-in-cheek sextacular Raspberry Reich, and the German rowing team romance Summer Storm (pictured).

The festival runs from 17 February to 3 March and punters are advised to book early before sessions sell out.

For more info check out www.queerscreen.com.au.

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